It still doesn’t seem real that the comedic legend Robin Williams is no longer with us. Brink & I look back at the epic legacy of Mr. Williams. His talent was exceptional, and it seemed that he had a real joy to share with his audience. That apparent dichotomy in his life – between a public joy and what appears to have been some very dark times in his personal life – makes his story all the more poignant.
The extremely compelling Matt Walsh took to his blog last week and penned a provoking piece on the reaction to the loss, specifically expressing his belief that Mr. Williams death wasn’t something his disease inexorably demanded – but was his own choice.
Brink loved the piece and explains why. He felt it expressed truth in a bold, compelling and touching way.
I disliked it, though I normally very much enjoy Matt’s work. I express my hesitations as to the piece’s timing, tone & claim as to the matter of a decision / vs. the horrors of a disease.
Yet a midst all the inescapable sadness of this story, we wrap our discussion up with the great hope that there is One who is greater than all the powers of this earth – for good or ill. And we can each come to know Him.
The esteemed Brink Brickly is recently returned from the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. There he saw GOP luminaries Huckabee, Jindal, Perry, Santorum, Cruz & more as they wooed conservative advocates in the key early state.
It’s still beautiful. The crack of the bat & the soaring of the baseball through the night air of an American summer’s eve. Yet, these baseball months have been rendered a bit more emotionally challenging in the Upper Midwest with the Minnesota Twins’ 2014 performance.
Recently, after encountering some really bizarre interactions in Walmart & an apartment parking lot, Brink & myself realized we had been given a gift. We discovered that we were able to take the strange, seemingly inexplicable moments in life, and express and explain the deeper meanings behind them. We were able to interpret weird life happenings. Continue reading Steering with One’s Feet & Getting Along with Your Co-Workers→
What with the VA Scandal and the most bizarre prisoner swap story in recent memory, a lot of things have been competing for our newsie attention. But we didn’t want to allow too much time to pass since Jay Carney’s announcement that he was leaving his post as White House spin doctor last week. Brink & myself wanted to say a proper farewell. Continue reading Goodbye Jay→
Old Eddie Moscow, after spending some quality time in the Russian heartlands, emerged this week to chat with venerable NBC anchor Brian Williams.
He wanted people to know that he meant well, and really was quite the patriot looking out for all of us by giving all that sensitive information to the Red Chinese and basically Red, basically Soviets. Also — he would like us to know that he was really sort of a James-Bond-esque spy character who didn’t just hang out with computers. Continue reading Catching up with Eddie Moscow→
How can one even begin to describe the glory of the recent National Spelling Bee? The hopes… the dreams… the unceasingly monotone voice of the guy reading the awe inspiring words? Wow!
Brink & myself celebrate these wonders. What’s up with that tie? Is it really a sport? How are hot dogs involved? What was the deal with that kid who declared he knew the correct spelling and then didn’t?! Continue reading How Can It Bee?→
The blessed return of sunshine means that – in the formerly frigid climes – we may now seek transport in vehicles that don’t heat us while they mobilize us. This means that many of you are mounting up on your bikes and traversing the roadways & byways.
Brink Brickly being an avid bicyclist himself (though it’s a complex relationship as you’ll soon discover), we discuss the various life scenarios which have led us to the bicycle – which for Brink is a tale that involves large piles of dirt, Texas, and wanting to be like his brothers. Continue reading The Trove of Emotions Behind Summer Bicycling→